No we aren’t smurfin’ kidding you, the rumours are true. After months of rumours Paramount have confirmed the existence of a Smurf Movie (or Les Schtroumpfs to you fancy folk out there). Some images and a clip of the film have leaked onto the net here. The movie will be produced by Kerner Entertainment and distributed under Paramount Pictures’ Nickelodeon Movies banner.
The Belgian comic strip, more popularly known from ’80’s Saturday morning serial cartoon, will see a 21st century renaissance this year to correspond to the 50th anniversary on the franchise.
Thankfully the characters will be CGI (a live action version would terrify anyone – think the blue man group…). The film may also be in 3-D, though this is still unconfirmed. Colin Brady, previously involved in films such as ‘Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events’, ‘Hulk’ and ‘E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial’, will make his directorial debut with the project.
In other Smurf News, Warner Bros. has announced its tentative plans to start releasing the complete Smurfs Cartoon series on DVD box sets this year.